BDP picked for Oxford masterplan featuring new public squares and open spaces

BDP has been announced as lead architect in charge of the 400m Westgate Centre masterplan in Oxford.

The project will form a new 5.6ha quarter to the south west of Oxford city centre and will feature a number of new public squares, a riverside walk and roof terraces as well as new streets, housing, shopping and leisure facilities.

These will be arranged with two public levels and a third level roof terrace overlooking the city roofscape of towers and spires. 

The masterplan, for Westgate Oxford Alliance (Land Securities and The Crown Estate) will include the existing public library, residential apartments, 1,000 basement car parking spaces and integrated vehicle servicing. 

Bus routes will be altered around the site and city centre to improve accessibility and the quality of the high street.

Construction work is planned to start at the end of 2014 with the new quarter opening in 2017.

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